Indigo Monk, at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, takes silver at Junior World Champs. (Getty Images - Ezra Shaw)
SIERRA NEVADA, Spain (March 31) – Californians Indigo Monk (Manhattan Beach, CA) and Brandon Davis (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took silver and bronze in slopestyle at the FIS Snowboarding Junior World Championships in Sierra Nevada. Monk and Davis’s spots helped to award the U.S. in the second overall Junior World Championship standing. The medals brought the U.S. total to a U.S. record 12 across all sports this season.
Indigo Monk (Manhattan Beach, CA) and Brandon Davis (Mammoth Lakes, CA) took slopestyle silver and bronze at the FIS Snowboarding Junior World Championships in Sierra Nevada.
Earlier in March, Monk took second at the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain.
Davis, a U.S. Revolution Tour regular, has been atop two Rev Tour podiums this season, winning the North Star at Tahoe stop and taking second at Mount Snow finals.
Monk’s run was a frontside 360, to backside 360 to a frontside 540 with technical and clean rail tricks.
Davis’ run was a cab 900, frontside 720, backside double 1080, rodeo, switch lipslide to front 180 onto the butter pad with a switch backside 360 out, to under flip off the cannon rail.
Stratton Mountain School’s Phoebe Novello (West Windsor, VT) and Team Summit’s Brett Moody (Big Lake, AK) came in sixth.
Team USA took second in the overall Junior World Championship standing.
This event wraps up the FIS Junior World Championships.
QUOTES Indigo Monk It’s been awesome this season. It’s new to land contest runs, it has been a long time coming for me.
The contest has been great, we’ve had super sunny skies and it’s been sweatshirt weather. Last night I was walking down the street and I sprained my ankle. Luckily I was pre-qualified and I was going to use practice because I couldn’t quite ride until my run. I am super sore, but everything turned out great!
During the comp the other girls were throwing down and it was sick. It’s awesome to be able to compete with other girls that are throwing sweet tricks. When they are pushing themselves its easier to push myself.
Brandon Davis I just put my run together. It was a tough comp and a lot of kids from all over were really good and throwing down. The course was good, I was surprised how good it was, especially with Spain not having much snow, but they made it happen.
Brett [Moody] was pushing me with big tricks and he really got me going. I landed my first run; took my second run and I had to redo it because they [the judges] missed it, and then I fell. I was pretty frustrated, but it came together for me. I am still really happy with third place.